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2001.281.986 (RS196371)

Description

Fragment of an uncut roll of wallpaper borders from Lexington, Massachusetts. The paper is printed with three borders per width. The border pattern is swags of pink fabric edged with white ribbon hanging from a thin strip of architectural molding. A spray of pink and gold roses is centered on every other swag. A molded acanthus leaf figure hangs over the alternating swags. Roller-printed in gray, three pinks, two shades of peach, red, three greens, gold and black on white ground. The paper is embossed with a scroll pattern.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1900
Inscriptions
"Her grandfather was early clock maker in Newburyport - / French Beautiful expensive gold leaf papers - / Given me by Miss Anna Muzzey / 14 Glen Road / Lexington 73 - Mass--- / Her father in 1840's (?) heard that beautiful w. p. were ? arriving on a ship in Boston - from France - + he bought / the entire lot. He was a merchant in Boston - / The elaborate corner borders are from Miss Muzzey" (Last line added later in felt tip marker.)
Location of origin
England
Material
embossed wall coverings
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Lexington (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Possibly England (United Kingdom) [country]
Descriptive terms
embossed wall coverings
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Muzzey, Anna, Miss
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
35 3/4 x 22 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.986
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
291285
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Floral Spray
Roses
Acanthus Leaf
Architectural Molding
Drapery Swag
Ribbon
Period/Style
Imitation textile
Floral
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Border
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat width 18 1/2, print width 18 1/4 (inches)

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